Diarrhea, Age 12 and Older - Check Your Symptoms
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
- You passed out (lost consciousness).
- Your stools are maroon or very bloody.
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- You are dizzy or lightheaded, or you feel like you may faint.
- Your stools are black and look like tar, or they have streaks of blood.
- You have new or worse belly pain.
- You have symptoms of dehydration, such as:
- Dry eyes and a dry mouth.
- Passing only a little dark urine.
- Feeling thirstier than usual.
- You have a new or higher fever.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
- Your diarrhea is getting worse.
- You see pus in the diarrhea.
- You are not getting better after 2 days (48 hours).
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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